Vista Installation freeze up issue a major problem for Microsoft..

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by The CAT, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. The CAT

    The CAT Guest

    If you google around, you'll see this issue is very widespread. I don't
    understand why Microsoft has not provided the solution to this issue yet as
    it is costing them licenses.

    I did a Vista demo during a board meeting for my Executive staff that was
    interested in seeing Vista in action. The install froze during the final
    steps as most users have seen when "finalizing installation" is highlighted.
    Unfortunately the board members saw it as well and scrapped the whole Vista
    upgrade plan. Our consultant also told us that he, like many other admins,
    have suggested companies steer clear from Vista. In a nutshell, I write this
    to let you know, if you already didn't, that Microsoft is in big trouble on
    Vista. I do appreciate all the hard work MIcrosoft has made on Vista, though
    I feel in the end Microsoft will take a bath on Vista and it will be less
    successful than XP by any measure.......
    The CAT, Mar 5, 2007
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    Don Guest

    The rule of thumb in companies I'm familiar with is: Don't install MS
    software in a production environment until SP1. The huge corporation
    where I work is still running Win2000 desktops -- dunno about servers.

    Sadly for the rest of us, this attitude means that MS is deprived of
    important feedback from expert IT departments which could actually help
    MS fix critical bugs *earlier*. "Why should I risk my business helping
    MS debug their products? That's what I pay them for!"

    So -- I'm willing to help MS fix bugs, but they won't listen to me even
    when I'm right. Just like my wife.
    Don, Mar 5, 2007
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    Art Guest

    We have not upgraded to Vista in my organization but we will go through 6-12
    months of testing on various configurations before we do.

    No offense, but if I were presenting to the executive team I would've done 3
    or 4 test installations on the machine the day before. And, if the
    executive team expects an OS without problems and makes knee-jerk reactions
    based on one failed demo, hmm...

    Pulling the plug based on 1 failed install in a demo tells me their minds
    were already made up before the demo. Or they are in denial about the real
    world and IT.

    Art, Mar 5, 2007
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